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A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States, although four states use the official title "commonwealth". The separate state governments and the federal government share sovereignty, in that an American is a citizen both of the federal entity and of his or her state of domicile. However, state citizenship is very flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states (with the exception of convicts on parole). Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countriesAtlas  Politics Portal      The United States has a federal government, with elected officials at federal (national), state and... 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State citizenship usually refers to citizenship of one of the states of United States of America. ... It has been suggested that Medical parole be merged into this article or section. ...


The United States Constitution allocates power between the two levels of government in general terms. By ratifying the Constitution, each state transfers certain sovereign powers to the federal government and agrees to share other powers. Under the Tenth Amendment, all powers not explicitly transferred or shared are retained by the states and the people. Historically, the tasks of public education, public health, transportation and other infrastructure have been considered primarily state responsibilities, although all have significant federal funding and regulation as well. Wikisource has original text related to this article: The United States Constitution The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. ... For Ireland, see Tenth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland. ...


Over time, the Constitution has been amended, and the interpretation and application of its provisions have changed. The general tendency has been toward centralization, with the federal government playing a much larger role than it once did. There is a continuing debate over "states' rights," which concerns the extent and nature of the powers that the states have given to the federal government. States rights refers to the idea, in U.S. politics and constitutional law, that U.S. states possess certain rights and political powers in relation to the federal government. ...

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Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Delaware Maryland New Hampshire New Jersey Massachusetts Connecticut West Virginia Vermont Rhode Island


The following sortable table lists each of the 50 states of the United States of America with the following information: Image File history File links Map_of_USA_with_state_names. ...

The 50 United States of America
Official State Name Common IPA USPS Date Population Capital Most Populous City Flag
State of Alabama Alabama /ˌɒ.ləˈbɒ.mə/ AL 181912141819-12-14 04,599,030 Montgomery Birmingham
State of Alaska Alaska /əˈlɒs.kə/ AK 195901031959-01-03 00,670,053 Juneau Anchorage
State of Arizona Arizona /ˌɒ.ɹɪˈzoʊ.nə/ AZ 191202141912-02-14 06,166,318 Phoenix Phoenix
State of Arkansas Arkansas /ˈɑɹ.kənˌsɔː/ AR 183606151836-06-15 02,810,872 Little Rock Little Rock
State of California California /ˌkɒ.ləˈfɔːɹ.njə/ CA 185009091850-09-09 36,457,549 Sacramento Los Angeles
State of Colorado Colorado /ˌkɑ.ləˈɹɒ.doʊ/ CO 187608011876-08-01 04,753,377 Denver Denver
State of Connecticut Connecticut /kəˈnɛ.tə.kət/ CT 178801091788-01-09 03,504,809 Hartford Bridgeport[4]
State of Delaware Delaware /ˈdɛ.ləˌwɛəɹ/ DE 178712071787-12-07 00,853,476 Dover Wilmington
State of Florida Florida /ˈflɔːɹ.ɪ.də/ FL 184503031845-03-03 18,089,888 Tallahassee Jacksonville[5]
State of Georgia Georgia /ˈdʒɔːɹ.dʒə/ GA 178801021788-01-02 09,363,941 Atlanta Atlanta
State of Hawaiʻi
Mokuʻāina o Hawaiʻi
Hawaii /həˈwəi.ʔi/ HI 195908211959-08-21 01,285,498 Honolulu Honolulu
State of Idaho Idaho /ˈaɪ.dəˌhoʊ/ ID 189007031890-07-03 01,466,465 Boise Boise
State of Illinois Illinois /ˌɪ.ləˈnɔi/ IL 181812031818-12-03 12,831,970 Springfield Chicago
State of Indiana Indiana /ˌɪn.diˈɒ.nə/ IN 181612111816-12-11 06,313,520 Indianapolis Indianapolis
State of Iowa Iowa /ˈaɪ.ə.wə/ IA 184612281846-12-28 02,982,085 Des Moines Des Moines
State of Kansas Kansas /ˈkɒn.zəs/ KS 186101291861-01-29 02,764,075 Topeka Wichita
Commonwealth of Kentucky Kentucky /kənˈtə.ki/ KY 179206011792-06-01 04,206,074 Frankfort Louisville
State of Louisiana
État de Louisiane
Louisiana /luːˌiː.ziˈæ.nə/ LA 181204301812-04-30 04,287,768 Baton Rouge Baton Rouge[6]
State of Maine Maine /meɪn/ ME 182003151820-03-15 01,321,574 Augusta Portland
State of Maryland Maryland /ˈmɛɹ.ə.lənd/ MD 178804281788-04-28 05,615,727 Annapolis Baltimore[7]
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Massachusetts /ˌmɒ.səˈtʃu.sɪts/ MA 178802061788-02-06 06,437,193 Boston Boston
State of Michigan Michigan /ˈmɪ.ʃə.gən/ MI 183701261837-01-26 10,095,643 Lansing Detroit
State of Minnesota Minnesota /ˌmɪn.əˈsoʊ.tə/ MN 185805111858-05-11 05,167,101 Saint Paul Minneapolis
State of Mississippi Mississippi /ˌmɪ.sɪˈsɪ.pi/ MS 181712101817-12-10 02,910,540 Jackson Jackson
State of Missouri Missouri /mɪˈzʊ.ɹi/ MO 182108101821-08-10 05,842,713 Jefferson City Kansas City[8]
State of Montana Montana /mɑnˈtɒ.nə/ MT 188911081889-11-08 00,944,632 Helena Billings
State of Nebraska Nebraska /nəˈbɹæ.skə/ NE 186703011867-03-01 01,768,331 Lincoln Omaha
State of Nevada Nevada /nəˈvæ.də/ NV 186410311864-10-31 02,495,529 Carson City Las Vegas
State of New Hampshire New Hampshire /nuː ˈhɒmp.ʃiɹ/ NH 178806211788-06-21 01,314,895 Concord Manchester[9]
State of New Jersey New Jersey /nuː ˈdʒɝː.zi/ NJ 178712181787-12-18 08,724,560 Trenton Newark[10]
State of New Mexico
Estado de Nuevo México
New Mexico /nuː ˈmɛk.sə.kɔː/ NM 191201061912-01-06 01,954,599 Santa Fe Albuquerque
State of New York New York /nuː joʊɹk/ NY 178807261788-07-26 19,306,183 Albany New York
State of North Carolina North Carolina /nɔːɹɵ ˌkɒ.ɹəˈlaɪ.nə/ NC 178911211789-11-21 08,856,505 Raleigh Charlotte
State of North Dakota North Dakota /nɔːɹɵ dəˈkoʊ.tə/ ND 188911021889-11-02 00,635,867 Bismarck Fargo
State of Ohio Ohio /oʊˈhaɪ.oʊ/ OH 180303011803-03-01 11,478,006 Columbus Columbus[11]
State of Oklahoma Oklahoma /ˌoʊ.kləˈhoʊ.mə/ OK 190711161907-11-16 03,579,212 Oklahoma City Oklahoma City
State of Oregon Oregon /ˈɔː.ɹə.gən/ OR 185902141859-02-14 03,700,758 Salem Portland
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania /ˌpɛn.səlˈveɪ.njə/ PA 178712121787-12-12 12,440,621 Harrisburg Philadelphia
State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Rhode Island /ɹoʊd ˈaɪ.lənd/ RI 179005291790-05-29 01,067,610 Providence Providence
State of South Carolina South Carolina /sɑʊɵ ˌkɒ.ɹəˈlaɪ.nə/ SC 178805231788-05-23 04,321,249 Columbia Columbia[12]
State of South Dakota South Dakota /sɑʊɵ dəˈkoʊ.tə/ SD 188911021889-11-02 00,781,919 Pierre Sioux Falls
State of Tennessee Tennessee /ˌtɛ.nɪˈsi/ TN 179606011796-06-01 06,038,803 Nashville Memphis[13]
State of Texas Texas /ˈtɛk.səs/ TX 184512291845-12-29 23,507,783 Austin Houston[14]
State of Utah Utah /ˈjuː.tɔ/ UT 189601041896-01-04 02,550,063 Salt Lake City Salt Lake City
State of Vermont Vermont /vəɹˈmɑnt/ VT 179103041791-03-04 00,623,908 Montpelier Burlington
Commonwealth of Virginia Virginia /vɝːˈdʒɪ.njə/ VA 178806251788-06-25 07,642,884 Richmond Virginia Beach[15]
State of Washington Washington /ˈwɑ.ʃɪŋ.tən/ WA 188911111889-11-11 06,395,798 Olympia Seattle
State of West Virginia West Virginia /wɛst vɝːˈdʒɪ.njə/ WV 186306201863-06-20 01,818,470 Charleston Charleston
State of Wisconsin Wisconsin /wɪsˈkɑn.sən/ WI 184805291848-05-29 05,556,506 Madison Milwaukee
State of Wyoming Wyoming /waɪˈoʊ.mɪŋ/ WY 189007101890-07-10 00,515,004 Cheyenne Cheyenne

The Official Names of the States, District & Territories of the United States of America. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... This chart shows concisely the most common way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is applied to represent the English language. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... USPS and Usps redirect here. ... The following is a list of abbreviations used by the United States Postal Service. ... “ISO” redirects here. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for the United States of America cover 50 states, 1 district, 6 outlying areas (including 9 minor outlying islands under separate ISO 3166-1 country code UM). ... The order which the original 13 states ratified the constitution, then the order that the others were admitted to the union This is a list of U.S. states by date of statehood, that is, the date when each U.S. state joined the Union. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: The United States Constitution The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. ... The order which the original 13 states ratified the constitution, then the order that the others were admitted to the union This is a list of U.S. states by date of statehood, that is, the date when each U.S. state joined the Union. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... An incorporated place, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, is a type of governmental unit incorporated under state law as a city, town (except the New England states, New York, and Wisconsin), borough (except in Alaska and New York), or village and having legally prescribed limits, powers, and... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The flags of the U.S. states exhibit a wide variety of regional influences and local histories, as well as widely different styles and design principles. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... 1819 common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Coordinates: , Country State County Montgomery Incorporated December 3, 1819 Government  - Mayor Bobby Bright Area  - City  156. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Alabama. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  Ranked 1st  - Total 663,267 sq mi (1,717,854 km²)  - Width 808 miles (1,300 km)  - Length 1,479 miles (2,380 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) None[1] Spoken language(s) English 85. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bold text Location in Juneau City and Borough, Alaska Coordinates: , Country State Borough Juneau City and Borough Founded 1881 Incorporated 1890 Government  - Mayor Bruce Botelho Area  - City  3,255. ... Nickname: Motto: Big Wild Life Location in the state of Alaska Coordinates: , Borough Municipality of Anchorage Government  - Mayor Mark Begich (D) Area  - Municipality  1,961. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Alaska. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Arizona. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,732 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Largest metro area Little Rock Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Year 1836 (MDCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Location in Pulaski County, Arkansas Coordinates: , Country State County Pulaski Founded 1821 Incorporated 1831 Government  - Mayor Mark Stodola Area  - City  116. ... Location in Pulaski County, Arkansas Coordinates: , Country State County Pulaski Founded 1821 Incorporated 1831 Government  - Mayor Mark Stodola Area  - City  116. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Arkansas. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “Sacramento” redirects here. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_California. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Year 1876 Pick up Sticks(MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colorado. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Official languages English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates: , Country State NECTA Hartford Region Capitol Region Named 1637 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1896 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Eddie Perez Area  - City  18. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region Greater Bridgeport Incorporated (town) 1821 Incorporated (city) 1836 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor John M. Fabrizi Area  - City 19. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Connecticut. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... Year 1787 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... , : The State Capital since 1777 United States Delaware Kent 22. ... : Chemical Capital of the World , Corporate Capital of the World , Credit Card Capital of the World : A Place to Be Somebody United States Delaware New Castle 17. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Delaware. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Tallahassee (disambiguation). ... “Jacksonville” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Florida. ... State nickname: Peach State / Empire of the South Other U.S. States Capital Atlanta Largest city Atlanta Governor Sonny Perdue Official languages English Area 154,077 km² (24th)  - Land 150,132 km²  - Water 3,945 km² (2. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country State Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ... Nickname: Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country State Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia_(U.S._state). ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the city and county of Honolulu, see City & County of Honolulu. ... For the city and county of Honolulu, see City & County of Honolulu. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English [1] Capital Boise Largest city Boise Largest metro area Boise metropolitan area Area  Ranked 14th  - Total 83,642 sq mi (216,632 km²)  - Width 305 miles (491 km)  - Length 479 miles (771 km)  - % water 0. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “Boise” redirects here. ... “Boise” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Idaho. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... : Home of President Abraham Lincoln United States Illinois Sangamon 60. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Illinois. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “Indianapolis” redirects here. ... “Indianapolis” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 199 miles (320 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “Des Moines” redirects here. ... “Des Moines” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iowa. ... Official language(s) none Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English[2] Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Year 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the state capital of Kansas. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Kansas County Government  - Mayor Carl Brewer (D) Area  - City 359. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kansas. ... State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Frankfort is the capital of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. ... “Louisville” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kentucky. ... Official language(s) English and French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans at last census; probably Baton Rogue since Hurricane Katrina Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 31st 134,382 km² 210 km 610 km 16 29°N to 33°N 89°W to 94°W Population... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city Baton Rouge [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Authentic Louisiana at every turn Location of Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Coordinates: , Country United States State Louisiana Parish East Baton Rouge Parish Founded 1699 Incorporated 16 January 1817 Government  - Mayor Melvin Kip Holden (D) Area  - City  79. ... Nickname: Motto: Authentic Louisiana at every turn Location of Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Coordinates: , Country United States State Louisiana Parish East Baton Rouge Parish Founded 1699 Incorporated 16 January 1817 Government  - Mayor Melvin Kip Holden (D) Area  - City  79. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Louisiana. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Location in Maine Coordinates: County Kennebec County Established 1754 Government  - Mayor William E. Dowling Area  - City 150. ... Nickname: Motto: Resurgam (Latin for I will rise again) Country United States State Maine County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Government  - Mayor Nicholas M. Mavodones, Jr Area  - City  52. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Maine. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admittance into... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “Annapolis” redirects here. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Maryland. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... “Boston” redirects here. ... “Boston” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Massachusetts. ... State nickname: The Wolverine State, The Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Senators Carl Levin (D) Debbie Stabenow (D) Official languages English de-facto Area 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 147,255 km²  - Water 103,687 km² (41. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 (MDCCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Location in Ingham County, Michigan1 Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Ingham, Eaton Settled 1835 Incorporation 1859 Government  - Type Strong Mayor-Council  - Mayor Virg Bernero (D) Area  - City  35. ... “Detroit” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Michigan. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Year 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For an overview of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, see Minneapolis-Saint Paul. ... “Minneapolis” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Minnesota. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... Nickname: Motto: The city of Grace and Benevolence Coordinates: , Country State County Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Founded 1822 Government  - Mayor Frank Melton Area  - City  106. ... Nickname: Motto: The city of Grace and Benevolence Coordinates: , Country State County Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Founded 1822 Government  - Mayor Frank Melton Area  - City  106. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mississippi. ... Missouri, named after the Missouri Siouan Indian tribe meaning canoe, is a Midwestern state of the United States with Jefferson City as its capital. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Year 1821 (MDCCCXXI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State Missouri Counties Cole and Callaway Government  - Mayor John Landwehr Area  - City  28. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Missouri. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Motto: Star of the Big Sky Country Location in Montana Coordinates: County Yellowstone County Founded 1877 Incorporated 1882 Government  - Mayor Ronald Tussing Area  - City 106 km²  (41 sq mi)  - Water 0. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Montana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... Cunt BAg Twat Fuk suck my penis ring 0778851865!!!!!!Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Nebraska Coordinates: , Country   State     County United States   Nebraska     Lancaster Founded[1]   Renamed   Incorporated 1856   July 29, 1867   April 1, 1869 Government  - Mayor Chris Beutler Area  - City 195. ... “Omaha” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nebraska. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Area  Ranked 7th  - Total 110,567 sq mi (286,367 km²)  - Width 322 miles (519 km)  - Length 490 miles (788 km)  - % water 0. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Proud of its Past. ... Vegas redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nevada. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,350 sq mi (24,217 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 4. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Location in Merrimack County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Merrimack County Incorporated 1733  - City Manager Thomas J. Aspell, Jr. ... Nickname: Location in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Hillsborough County Incorporated 1751 Government  - Mayor Frank Guinta (R) Area  - City  34. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Hampshire. ... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... “NJ” redirects here. ... Year 1787 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Mercer County Founded circa 1719 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - City 67. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Jersey. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Santa Fe County, New Mexico Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Fe Founded ca. ... Nickname: Location in the state of New Mexico Coordinates: , Country State County Bernalillo Founded 1706 Government  - Mayor Martin Chavez Area  - City  181. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Mexico. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... “NY” redirects here. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Albany. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_York. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Year 1789 (MDCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses of this name, see Raleigh. ... “Charlotte” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Bismarck in Burleigh County, North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Burleigh County Founded 1872 Government  - Mayor John Warford Area  - City  27. ... Location in North Dakota Coordinates: Country United States State North Dakota County Cass County Founded 1871 Mayor Dennis Walaker Area    - City 98. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Dakota. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City  212. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City  212. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ohio. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,898 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... OKC redirects here. ... OKC redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Oklahoma. ... The government of the U.S. state of Oregon is composed of three branches: the executive, legislative and judicial. ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Year 1859 (MDCCCLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Marion and Polk Counties, state of Oregon Coordinates: , County Founded 1842 Government  - Mayor Janet Taylor Area  - City 120. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Oregon. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Year 1787 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country Commonwealth County Dauphin Incorporated 1791 Charter 1860 Government  - Mayor Stephen R. Reed (D) Area  - City  11. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Pennsylvania. ... ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “Providence” redirects here. ... “Providence” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Rhode_Island. ... State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford (R) Senators Lindsey Graham (R) Jim DeMint (R) Official languages English Area 82,965 km² (40th)  - Land 78,051 km²  - Water 4,915 km² (6%) Population (2000)  - Population 4,012,012 (26th)  - Density 51. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Location in South Dakota Coordinates: County Hughes County Founded 1880 Government  - Mayor Dennis Eisnach Area  - City 33. ... Nickname: Motto: Gateway to the Plains Location in Minnehaha County and the state of South Dakota Counties (metropolitan area) Government  - Mayor Dave Munson Area  - City 178. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Dakota. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Governor Phil Bredesen (D) Senators Bill Frist (R) Lamar Alexander (R) Official languages English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Year 1796 (MDCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: , Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas, the county seat of Travis County, and home to the University of Texas at Austin. ... “Houston” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Texas. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Utah. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas (R) Senators Patrick Leahy (D) Jim Jeffords (I) Official languages None Area 24,923 km² (43th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... Official language(s) None Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Burlington is the largest city in the U.S. state of Vermont and is the shire town of Chittenden County, Vermont. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vermont. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic dic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... Location in the Commonwealth o Virginia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Virginia. ... State nickname: The Evergreen State Other U.S. States Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire (D) Official languages None Area 184,824 km² (18th)  - Land 172,587 km²  - Water 12,237 km² (6. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Coordinates: , County Incorporated January 28, 1859 Government  - Mayor Mark Foutch Area  - City 48. ... “Seattle” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Washington. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Home of Hospitality, The most northern city of the South and the most southern city of the North, Chemicalville, The Capitol City C-Town Location of Charleston in West Virginia. ... Nickname: Home of Hospitality, The most northern city of the South and the most southern city of the North, Chemicalville, The Capitol City C-Town Location of Charleston in West Virginia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_West_Virginia. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to 92° 53′ W Population  Ranked... Year 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 219. ... For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wisconsin. ... This article is about the US state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Wyoming Coordinates: , County Laramie County Founded 1867 Government  - Mayor Jack R. Spiker Area  - City 57. ... Nickname: Location in Wyoming Coordinates: , County Laramie County Founded 1867 Government  - Mayor Jack R. Spiker Area  - City 57. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wyoming. ...

Legal relationship

Union as a single nation

Upon the adoption of the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, the states became a confederation, a single sovereign political entity as defined by international law — empowered to levy war and to conduct international relations — albeit with a very loosely structured and inefficient central government. After the failure of the union under the Articles of Confederation, the thirteen states joined the modern union via the process of ratifying the United States Constitution, which took effect in 1789. The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, commonly known as the Articles of Confederation, was the first governing document, or constitution, of the United States of America. ... A confederation is an association of sovereign states or communities, usually created by treaty but often later adopting a common constitution. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      International relations (IR), a branch of political science, is the study of foreign affairs and global issues among states within the international system, including the roles of states, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational corporations (MNCs). ... Central government or the national government (or, in federal states, the federal government) is the government at the level of the nation-state. ... In 1775, the British claimed authority over the red and pink areas on this map and Spain ruled the orange. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: The United States Constitution The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. ...


Relationship among the states

Under Article IV of the Constitution, which outlines the relationship between the states, the United States Congress has the power to admit new states to the union. The states are required to give "full faith and credit" to the acts of each other's legislatures and courts, which is generally held to include the recognition of legal contracts, marriages, criminal judgments, and—at the time—slave status. States are prohibited from discriminating against citizens of other states with respect to their basic rights, under the Privileges and Immunities Clause. The states are guaranteed military and civil defense by the federal government, which is also required to ensure that the government of each state remains a republic. Article Four of the United States Constitution relates to the states. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... Article IV, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, commonly known as the Full Faith and Credit Clause, addresses the duties states have to respect and enforce the judicial rulings of other states. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ... The Privileges and Immunities Clause (U.S. Constitution, Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1, also known as the Comity Clause) prevents states from treating citizens of other states in a discriminatory manner, with regard to basic civil rights. ... The old United States civil defense logo. ...

U.S. states by date of statehood      1776–1790     1791–1799     1800–1819     1820–1839     1840–1859     1860–1879     1880–1899     1900–1950     1950-

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Commerce clause

The Supreme Court of the United States has interpreted the Constitution of the United States such that the commerce clause allows for a wide scope of federal power. For example, Congress can regulate railway traffic across state lines, but it may also regulate rail traffic solely within a state, on the theory that wholly intrastate traffic can still have an impact on interstate commerce. Scotus may refer to: Latin for Scot as in: Medieval philosopher and theologian Duns Scotus 9th-century Irish theologian, philosopher, and poet, Johannes Scotus Eriugena Supreme Court of the United States Category: ... Page I of the Constitution of the United States of America Page II of the United States Constitution Page III of the United States Constitution Page IV of the United States Constitution The Syng inkstand, with which the Constitution was signed The Constitution of the United States is the supreme... Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 of the United States Constitution, known as the Commerce Clause, reads as follows:The Congress shall have Power . ... Powers exercised, whether delegated or usurped, by a federal government; in the United States, powers exercised by the federal government of the United States. ...


Another source of Congressional power is its "spending power"—the ability of Congress to allocate funds, for example to the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System. The system is mandated and partially funded by the federal government but also serves the interests of the states. By threatening to withhold federal highway funds, Congress has been able to persuade state legislatures to pass a variety of laws. Although some object on the ground that this infringes on states' rights, the Supreme Court has upheld the practice as a permissible use of the Constitution's Spending Clause. Interstate Highways in the 48 contiguous states. ... The Federal Highway is a short highway in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory in Australia. ... The supreme court functions as a court of last resort whose rulings cannot be challenged, in some countries, provinces and states. ...


Admission of states into the union

The order in which the original 13 states ratified the constitution, then the order in which the others were admitted to the union
The order in which the original 13 states ratified the constitution, then the order in which the others were admitted to the union

Since the establishment of the United States, the number of states has expanded from 13 to 50. The Constitution is rather laconic on the process by which new states can be added, noting only that "New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union", and forbidding a new state to be created out of the territory of an existing state or the merging of two or more states as one without the consent of both Congress and all the state legislatures involved. The order which the original 13 states ratified the constitution, then the order that the others were admitted to the union This is a list of U.S. states by date of statehood, that is, the date when each U.S. state joined the Union. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about constitutional concepts. ...


In practice, nearly all states admitted to the union after the original thirteen have been formed from U.S. territories (that is, land under the sovereignty of the United States federal government but not part of any state) that were organized (given a measure of self-rule by Congress). Generally speaking, the organized government of a territory would make known the sentiment of its population in favor of statehood; Congress would then direct that government to organize a constitutional convention to write a state constitution. Upon acceptance of that Constitution, Congress would then admit that territory as a state. The broad outlines in this process were established by the Northwest Ordinance, which actually predated the ratification of the Constitution. An insular area is United States territory that is neither a part of one of the fifty states nor a part of the District of Columbia, the nations federal district. ... In the history of the United States, an organized territory is a territory for which the United States Congress has enacted an Organic Act. ... Self-governance is an abstract concept that refers to several scales of organization. ... A constitutional convention is a gathering of delegates for the purpose of writing a new constitution or revising an existing constitution. ... Northwest Territory (1787). ...


However, Congress has ultimate authority over the admission of new states, and is not bound to follow this procedure. A few U.S. states outside of the original 13 have been admitted that were never organized territories of the federal government:

  • Vermont, an unrecognized but de facto independent republic until its admission in 1791
  • Kentucky, a part of Virginia until its admission in 1792
  • Maine, a part of Massachusetts until its admission in 1820 following the Missouri Compromise
  • Texas, a recognized independent republic until its admission in 1845
  • California, created as a state (as part of the Compromise of 1850) out of the unorganized territory of the Mexican Cession in 1850 without ever having been a separate organized territory itself
  • West Virginia, created from areas of Virginia that rejoined the union in 1863, after the 1861 secession of Virginia to the Confederate States of America

Congress is also under no obligation to admit states even in those areas whose population expresses a desire for statehood. For instance, the Republic of Texas requested annexation to the United States in 1836, but fears about the conflict with Mexico that would result delayed admission for nine years. Utah Territory was denied admission to the union as a state for decades because of discomfort with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' dominance in the territory, and particularly with the Mormon elite's then practice of polygamy. Flag of Vermont Republic The Vermont Republic was an independent republic that existed from 1777 until it became the state of Vermont—the 14th state of the United States of America—in 1791. ... The United States in 1820. ... Henry Clay takes the floor of the Old Senate Chamber; Millard Fillmore presides as Calhoun and Webster look on. ... The term unorganized territories has several connotations depending the exact usage and context. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Religion... The Utah Territory was an organized territory of the United States that existed between 1850 and 1896. ... For other uses, see Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (disambiguation). ... This article is about the history and use of the word Mormon. For information about the religious beliefs and culture of Mormons, see Mormonism. ... The term polygamy (many marriages in late Greek) is used in related ways in social anthropology, sociobiology, and sociology. ...


Secession

The Constitution is silent on the issue of the secession of a state from the union. The Articles of Confederation had stated that the earlier union of the colonies "shall be perpetual," and the preamble to the Constitution states that Constitution was intended to "form a more perfect union." In 1860 and 1861, several states attempted to secede, but were brought back into the Union by force of arms during the Civil War. Subsequently, the federal judicial system, in the case of Texas v. White, established that states do not have the right to secede without the consent of the other states. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “We the People” redirects here. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      In the law, the judiciary or judicial system is the system of courts which administer justice in the name of the sovereign or state, a mechanism for the resolution of disputes. ... Texas v. ...


Naming issues: Commonwealths, republics, and states

Four of the states bear the formal title of Commonwealth: Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. In these cases, this is merely a name and has no legal effect. Somewhat confusingly, two U.S. territories — Puerto Rico and the Northern Marianas — are also referred to as commonwealths, and do have a legal status different from the states. This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is a commonwealth in political union with the United States of America at a strategic location in the West Pacific Ocean. ... In law legal status refers to the concept of individuals having a particular place in society, relative to the law, as it determines the laws which affect them. ...


The Republic of Texas was an independent nation for nine years, and the Republic of Hawaiʻi, formerly the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, was also an independent nation. There is debate over whether Vermont was ever an independent nation; however it was the first future state to write its own Constitution. The so-called "California Republic" was actually a flag raised by Americans in the town of Sonoma after they expelled the local Mexican official. Ten days later the U.S. Army took over. Capital Washington-on-the-Brazos, Harrisburg, Galveston, Velasco, Columbia (1836) Houston (1837–1839) Austin (1839–1845) Language(s) English (de facto) Spanish, French, German and Native American languages regionally Government Republic President1  - 1836-1838 Sam Houston  - 1838-1841 Mirabeau B. Lamar  - 1841-1844 Sam Houston  - 1844-1845 Anson Jones Vice... Iolani Palace in Honolulu, formerly the residence of the Hawaiian monarch, was the capitol of the Republic of Hawaii. ... Motto Ua mau ke ea o ka āina i ka pono Anthem Hawaii Ponoi Kingdom of Hawaii Capital Lahaina (until 1845) Honolulu (from 1845) Language(s) Hawaiian, English Government Constitutional monarchy Monarch  - 1795–1819 Kamehameha I  - 1891–1893 Liliuokalani Provisional Government  - 1893-1894 Committee of Safety History  - Inception 1795  - Unification... A replica of the first Bear Flag now on display at El Presidio de Sonoma, or Sonoma Barracks, established in 1836 by Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo as a part of Mexicos strategy to halt Russian incursions into the region. ... Sonoma City Hall in the town plaza Sonoma is a historically significant town in Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA. Sonoma is centered around its historic town plaza, a remnant of the towns Spanish colonial past. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ...


See also List of official names of the states of the USA. The Official Names of the States, District & Territories of the United States of America. ...


State governments

States are free to organize their state governments any way they like, as long as they conform to the sole requirement of the U.S. Constitution that they have "a Republican Form of Government". In practice, each state has adopted a three branch system of government generally along the sames lines as that of the federal government—though this is not a requirement. There is nothing that could stop a state from adopting a parliamentary system—with a fusion of powers, as opposed to a separation of powers—if it so chooses. A state government is the government of a subnational entity in nation-states with federal forms of government, which shares political power with the federal government or national government. ... GOVERNEMENT IS NOT A VIRGIN! Its F***ed Up We Pray To god that he give virginity back Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A form of government is a term that refers to the set of political institutions by which a state... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Despite the fact that each state has chosen to use the federal model to follow, there are some significant differences in some states. One of the most notable is that of the unicameral Nebraska Legislature, which unlike the legislatures of the other 49 states, has only one house. While there is only one federal President who then selects a Cabinet responsible to him, most states have a plural executive, with members of the executive branch elected directly by the people and serving as coequal members of the state cabinet alongside the governor. And only a few states choose to have their judicial branch leaders—their judges on the state's courts—serve for life terms. Unicameralism is the practice of having only one legislative or parliamentary chamber. ... The Nebraska Legislature is the U.S. state of Nebraskas legislative branch. ... In political science and constitutional law, the executive is the branch of government responsible for the day-to-day management of the state. ...


A key difference between states is that many rural states have part-time legislatures, while the states with the highest populations tend to have full-time legislatures. Texas, the second largest state in population, is a notable exception to this: excepting special sessions, the Texas Legislature is limited by law to 140 calendar days out of every two years. In Baker v. Carr, the U.S. Supreme Court held that all states are required to have legislative districts which are proportional in terms of population. Part time refers to the amount of time and effort spent by someone in employment (or another activity, such as volunteering) compared to a normal full-time job. ... A full time job usually has benefits (such as health insurance) and are often considered careers. ... Texas Senate in session The Texas Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Texas. ... Holding The reapportionment of state legislative districts is not a political question, and is justiciable by the federal courts. ...


Also, states can organize their judicial systems differently from the federal judiciary, as long as due process is protected. See state court and state supreme court for more information. Most have a trial level court, generally called a District Court or Superior Court, a first-level appellate court, generally called a Court of Appeal (or Appeals), and a Supreme Court. However, Texas has a separate highest court for criminal appeals. New York is notorious for its unusual terminology, in that the trial court is called the Supreme Court. Appeals are then taken to the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, and from there to the Court of Appeals. Most states base their legal system on English common law (with substantial indigenous changes and incorporation of certain civil law innovations), with the notable exception of Louisiana which draws large parts of its legal system from French civil law. The United States federal courts are the system of courts organized under the Constitution and laws of the federal government of the United States. ... In United States law, adopted from English Law, due process (more fully due process of law) is the principle that the government must normally respect all of a persons legal rights instead of just some or most of those legal rights when the government deprives a person of life... In the U.S., a state court has jurisdiction over disputes which occur in a state. ... In the United States, the state supreme court (known by various names in various states) is the highest state court in the state court system. ... District courts are a category of courts which exists in several nations. ... In law, and more specifically, in the Anglo-American common law legal tradition, a superior court is a court of general jurisdiction over all, or major, civil and criminal cases. ... Court of Appeals or (outside the U.S. and in some American states) Court of Appeal is the title of a court which has the power to consider or hear an appeal. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... “NY” redirects here. ... This article concerns the common-law legal system, as contrasted with the civil law legal system; for other meanings of the term, within the field of law, see common law (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses of civil law, see civil law. ...


Possible new states

See also: 51st state

Today, there are very few U.S. territories left that might potentially become new states. In light of recent events, the most likely candidate may be Puerto Rico. The commonwealth's government has organized several referendums on the question of status over the past several decades, though Congress has not recognized these as binding; all shown resulted in narrow victories for the status quo over statehood, with independence supported by only a small number of voters. In December 2005, a presidential task force proposed a new set of referendums on the issue; if Congress votes in line with the task force's recommendation, it would pave the way for the first Congressionally mandated votes on status in the island, and, potentially, statehood, by 2010. A U.S. 51 star flag has been designed in case of a 51st state actually joining the United States. ... Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, originally a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... This article is about the English rock band. ...


The intention of the Founding Fathers was that the United States capital should be at a neutral site, not giving favor to any existing state; as a result, the District of Columbia was created in 1800 to serve as the seat of government. The inhabitants of the District do not have full representation in Congress or a sovereign elected government (they were allotted presidential electors by the 23rd amendment, and have a non-voting delegate in Congress). Some residents of the District support statehood of some form for that jurisdiction—either statehood for the whole district or for the inhabited part, with the remainder remaining under federal jurisdiction. While statehood is always a live political question in the District, the prospects for any movement in that direction in the immediate future seem dim. Instead, an emphasis on continuing Home Rule in the District while also giving the District a vote in Congress is gaining support. See also: District of Columbia voting rights “Founders” redirects here. ... ... The seat of government is the location of the government for a political entity. ... Proportional representation (sometimes referred to as full representation, or PR), is a category of electoral formula aiming at a close match between the percentage of votes that groups of candidates (grouped by a certain measure) obtain in elections and the percentage of seats they receive (usually in legislative assemblies). ... Amendment XXIII in the National Archives Amendment XXIII was the twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution which permits the District of Columbia to choose Electors for President and Vice President. ... A Delegate to Congress is a non-voting member of the United States House of Representatives who is elected from a U.S. territory or from the District of Columbia. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... Key concepts in general federal law in the USA (other countries using a federal system differ), at all court levels, include standing and the Case or Controversy Requirement. ... In United States law, a ruling that a matter in controversy is a political question is a statement by a federal court, declining to rule in a case because: 1) the U.S. Constitution has committed decision-making on this subject to another branch of the federal government; 2) there... Look up Devolution in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Voting rights in the District of Columbia differ from those of United States citizens in other parts of the country. ...


For the remaining permanently inhabited U.S. non-state jurisdictions—the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa—the prospects of statehood are remote. All have relatively small populations—Guam, with the most inhabitants, has a population less than 35 percent that of Wyoming, the least populous state—and have governments that are heavily reliant on federal funding.


Constitutionally, a state may only be divided into more states with the approval both of Congress and of the state's legislature, as was the case when Maine was split off from Massachusetts. The idea that a Congressional joint resolution from 1845 might serve as a sort of advanced Congressional approval for a move to divide Texas today seems unlikely to pass muster. In fact, the clause in question was almost certainly intended to give Texas the option of entering the union as more than one state. As there is no organized movement today to divide Texas into multiple states, the point is largely academic. Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Origin of states' names

State names speak to the circumstances of their creation. (See the lists of U.S. state name etymologies and U.S. county name etymologies for more detail.) Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 414 pixelsFull resolution (1900 × 983 pixel, file size: 68 KB, MIME type: image/png) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 414 pixelsFull resolution (1900 × 983 pixel, file size: 68 KB, MIME type: image/png) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... These are lists of U.S. county name etymologies. ...


British

Some states on the Atlantic coast originated from British colonies named after British monarchs: Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia, and Maryland. Others, also former British colonies, take their names from places in the British Isles: New Hampshire, New Jersey, and New York. Pennsylvania, meaning "Penn's woods," in Latin, takes its name from the father of its founder, William Penn. Delaware is named after Thomas West, Lord De La Warr, an early colonist and governor of the Jamestown Colony.

“Atlantic” redirects here. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ... The British monarch or Sovereign is the monarch and head of state of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories, and is the source of all executive, judicial and (as the Queen-in-Parliament) legislative power. ... The Carolinas is a term used in the United States to refer collectively to the states of North and South Carolina. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... This article describes the archipelago in north-Western Europe. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,350 sq mi (24,217 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 4. ... “NJ” redirects here. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... For other uses, see William Penn (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... Thomas West, 3rd (or 12th) Baron De La Warr (July 9, 1577 - June 7, 1618), was the Englishman for whom the state, river, and American Indian tribe called Delaware (in the United States) were named. ... Jamestown was a village on an island in the James River in Virginia, about 45 miles southeast of where Richmond, Virginia, is now. ...

Native American

Many states' names are those of Native American tribes or are from Native American languages: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, the Dakotas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and others. Additionally, the name of Idaho was presented as a Native American word by eccentric lobbyist George M. Willing, though it was later revealed that he likely made it up. Indiana means literally "land of Indians".

Native Americans redirects here. ... Indigenous languages of the Americas (or Amerindian Languages) are spoken by indigenous peoples from the southern tip of South America to Alaska and Greenland, encompassing the land masses which constitute the Americas. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Official language(s) None[1] Spoken language(s) English 85. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Largest metro area Little Rock Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... The Dakotas is a collective term used in the United States to refer to the states of North and South Dakota together. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English[2] Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,898 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to 92° 53′ W Population  Ranked... Official language(s) English [1] Capital Boise Largest city Boise Largest metro area Boise metropolitan area Area  Ranked 14th  - Total 83,642 sq mi (216,632 km²)  - Width 305 miles (491 km)  - Length 479 miles (771 km)  - % water 0. ... George M. Willing was a wealthy industrialist and failed congressional candidate in the 1860s. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ...

Spanish

Because they are on territories previously controlled by Spain or Mexico, many states in the southeast and southwest have Spanish names. They include Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Montana, and, ultimately of Native American origin, New Mexico. California is also believed to be of Spanish origin, though this is not entirely clear (see Origin of the name California).

Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Official language(s) English Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Area  Ranked 7th  - Total 110,567 sq mi (286,367 km²)  - Width 322 miles (519 km)  - Length 490 miles (788 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... It has been suggested that Califas be merged into this article or section. ...

French

Because it was previously a French colony, Louisiana is named after Louis XIV (the King of France at the time). Maine may also be named after the historical French province of Maine, although another theory derives "Maine" from "mainland," differentiating it from the outlying islands. Vermont is derived from the French term for "green mountains", a reference to its mountainous but forested terrain.

This article is about the U.S. State. ... “Sun King” redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Regents: France and French States be merged into this article or section. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Flag of Maine Location of Maine in France Maine is one of the traditional provinces of France. ... Official language(s) None Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ...

Other

Formally referred to as the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Rhode Island likely gained its name through the supposed similarity of Aquidneck Island (the body of land known as Rhode Island, which contains the city of Newport and the towns of Portsmouth and Middletown) to the Greek Isle of Rhodes, however as it was originally an offshoot of the Dutch colony of Nieu Netherlands, it is more likely the name is an Anglicization of the Dutch name for the place, "Rhodt" or simply "Red Island," which probably referred to the color of the soil there. Providence Plantations, which makes reference to the mainland that surrounds Narragansett Bay, was named by its religious founders for God's divine providence. The state of Washington was named after George Washington. Arizona may come from a Basque term, or it may be of Native American origin. The name Hawaii came from Hawaiʻiloa, legendary discoverer of the Hawaiian islands.[16]

This article is about the U.S. State. ... Aquidneck Island highlighted in red Aquidneck Island, also called Rhode Island, is the largest island in Narragansett Bay. ... Newport is a city in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Providence. ... Location of Portsmouth, Rhode Island Portsmouth is a town in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States. ... Middletown is a town located in Newport County, Rhode Island. ... Rhodes (Greek: Ρόδος Rhódhos; Italian Rodi; [[Ladino language| ) is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of both land area and population, situated in eastern Aegean Sea. ... Rhode Islands first permanent settlement, Providence Plantations, was established at Providence in 1636 by English clergyman Roger Williams and a small band of followers who had left the repressive atmosphere of the Massachusetts Bay Colony to seek freedom of worship. ... Narragansett Bay, shown in pink. ... In theology, Divine Providence, or simply Providence, is the sovereignty, superintendence, or agency of God over events in peoples lives and throughout history. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... Basque (native name: euskara) is the language spoken by the Basque people who inhabit the Pyrenees in North-Central Spain and the adjoining region of South-Western France. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ... Hawai‘iloa, a voyaging canoe docked at Honolulu Harbor, is named in honor of the legendary navigator. ... Map of the Hawaiian Islands, a chain of islands that stretches 2,400 km in a northwesterly direction from the southern tip of the Island of Hawai‘i. ...

Origin unknown

The origin of Oregon is not certain, although various theories exist, but is most likely to be of Native American origin.

Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ...

Grouping of the states in regions

U.S. Census Bureau regions:
The West, The Midwest, The South and The Northeast. Note that Alaska and Hawaii are shown at different scales, and that the Aleutian Islands and the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands are omitted from this map.

States may be grouped in regions; there are endless variations and possible groupings, as most states are not defined by obvious geographic or cultural borders. For further discussion of regions of the U.S., see the list of regions of the United States. Modified version of Image:Map of USA showing state names. ... Modified version of Image:Map of USA showing state names. ... This article deals with the western United States. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... The U.S. Southern states or the South, also known colloquially as Dixie, constitute a distinctive region covering a large portion of the United States, with its own unique heritage, historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine. ... The U.S. Northeast is a region of the United States of America defined by the US Census Bureau. ... Aleutians seen from space The Aleutian Islands (possibly from Chukchi aliat, island) are a chain of more than 300 small volcanic islands forming an island arc in the Northern Pacific Ocean, occupying an area of 6,821 sq mi (17,666 km²) and extending about 1,200 mi (1,900... An uninhabited island is an island that has yet to be (or is not currently) populated by humans. ... The Hawaiian island chain. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ...


State lists

This is a list of United States state capitals: Trivia - Jefferson City (Missouri) has the longest name of the U.S. state capitals - Only two of the U.S. state capitals are named for their state: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Indianapolis, Indiana retard See also List of current and former... This is a list of the currant state capitals: Alabama: Alabama City Alaska: Alaska City Arizona:Arizona City Arkansas: Arkansas City California: California City Colorado:Colarado City Connecticut: Connecticut City Delaware:Delaware City Florida: Gator City Georgia:Georgia City Hawaii:Hawaii City Idaho: Idaho City Illinois: Illinois City Indiana: Indiana... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The order which the original 13 states ratified the constitution, then the order that the others were admitted to the union This is a list of U.S. states by date of statehood, that is, the date when each U.S. state joined the Union. ... Map of states that were never territories This is a list of U.S. states that were never territories of the United States after its independence from Great Britain in 1783. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This is a complete list of State legislatures of the United States states. ... This is a complete list of the states of the United States ordered by total area, land area, and water area. ... This is a list of United States states by elevation. ... Map of states by Gross state product This article presents a list of U.S. states sorted by their gross state product (GSP). ... This article presents a list of U.S. states sorted by their gross state product (GSP) per capita. ... Map of states populations (2006) This is a list of states of the United States by population (with inhabited non-state jurisdictions included for comparison) as of July 1, 2006, according to the 2005 estimates of the United States Census Bureau. ... Map of states showing population density This is a list of the 50 U.S. states, ordered by population density. ... Map of U.S. time zones with new CST and EST areas displayed This is a list of United States of America States by time zone. ... Below is a comparison of the unemployment rates by state, ranked from highest to lowest. ... This is a list of U.S. state residents names: ^ The first name listed is the name recommended by the United States Government Printing Office Style Manual. ... U.S. states This is a list of traditional abbreviations for U.S. states and territorries, which were in wide use prior to the U.S. postal abbreviations. ... The following is a list of abbreviations used by the United States Postal Service. ... The following table lists the highest and lowest temperatures recorded in each state in the United States, in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. ... A two-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code (FIPS 5-2) uniquely identifies a state, territory, or commonwealth within or of the U.S.. These codes are used by the U.S. Census Bureau, by the Department of Agriculture to form milk-processing plant numbers, and in the Emergency... ISO 3166-2 codes for the United States of America cover 50 states, 1 district, 6 outlying areas (including 9 minor outlying islands under separate ISO 3166-1 country code UM). ... These are lists of U.S. state insignia as designated by tradition or the respective state legislatures List of U.S. state amphibians List of U.S. state beverages List of U.S. state birds List of U.S. state butterflies List of U.S. state colors List of U... This is a list of official U.S. state amphibians. ... This is a list of official state beverages:[1] This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of U.S. state insects. ... This is a list of U.S. state colors:[1] This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... This is a list of official U.S. state dances:[1] This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into State fossil. ... This is a list of official U.S. state fish: This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... The flags of the U.S. states exhibit a wide variety of regional influences and local histories, as well as widely different styles and design principles. ... This is a list of U.S. state flowers: List of U.S. state trees Lists of U.S. state insignia ^ State Flower of Alabama. ... This is a list of official U.S. state foods: This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Though every state in the United States has a State Bird and a State Flower, not every state in the United States has a State Fossil. ... This is a list of official U.S. state grass: This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... It has been suggested that List of U.S. state butterflies be merged into this article or section. ... This is a list of U.S. state license plates, favoring the most current and the most-standard design. ... A state mammal is the official or representative animal of a U.S. state. ... arjun is the best ==Trivia==saal;arjun arjun arjuna rjun California was the first state to designate an official State Rock. ... Here is a list of state mottos for the states of the United States. ... This is a list of U.S. state nicknames -- both official and traditional (official state nicknames are in bold). ... This is a list of official U.S. state reptiles: Lists of U.S. state insignia ^ Official Alabama Reptile. ... 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Map of the 67 counties of the State of Alabama The United States Census Bureau has defined 7 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 12 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 13 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Alabama. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined two Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)[1] and three Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[2] for the State of Alaska. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined six Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)[1] and four Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[2] in the State of Arizona. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 2 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 8 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 14 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Arkansas. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 4 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 26 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 9 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of California. ... Map of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado The United States Census Bureau has defined one Combined Statistical Area (CSA),[1] seven Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and seven Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Colorado. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined two Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] four Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and two Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Connecticut. ... Map of the three counties of the State of Delaware The United States Census Bureau has defined one Combined Statistical Area (CSA),[1] two Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and one Micropolitan Statistical Area (μSA)[3] in the State of Delaware. ... Map of the Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV Consolidated Statistical Area The United States Census Bureau has defined one Combined Statistical Area (CSA)[1] and one Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)[2] in the District of Columbia. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 3 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 20 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 10 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Florida. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 5 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 15 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 24 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Georgia. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined one Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)[1] and three Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[2] for the State of Hawaii. ... Map of the 44 counties of the State of Idaho The United States Census Bureau has defined one Combined Statistical Area (CSA),[1] six Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and eight Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Idaho. ... Map of the 102 counties of the State of Illinois The United States Census Bureau has defined 6 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 11 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 23 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Illinois. ... Map of the 92 counties of the State of Indiana The United States Census Bureau has defined 8 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 16 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 25 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Indiana. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 4 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 9 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 15 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Iowa. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 2 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 5 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 15 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Kansas. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 6 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 9 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 17 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 7 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 8 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 17 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Louisiana. ... Map of the 16 counties of the State of Maine The United States Census Bureau has defined one Combined Statistical Area (CSA),[1] three Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and two Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Maine. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined three Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] six Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and four Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Maryland. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined one Combined Statistical Area (CSA)[1] and six Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)[2] in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 5 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 15 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 8 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Michigan. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 2 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 7 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 18 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Minnesota. ... Map of the 82 counties of the State of Mississippi The United States Census Bureau has defined 3 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 5 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 20 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Mississippi. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 3 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 8 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 20 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Missouri. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined three Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)[1] and five Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[2] in the State of Montana. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined two Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] three Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and ten Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Nebraska. ... Map of the 16 counties and 1 independent city of the State of Nevada The United States Census Bureau has defined three Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] three Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and five Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Nevada. ... Map of the ten counties of the State of New Hampshire The United States Census Bureau has defined two Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] two Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and six Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of New Hampshire. ... Map of the 21 counties of the State of New Jersey The United States Census Bureau has defined two Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs)[1] and seven Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)[2] in the State of New Jersey. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 2 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 4 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 15 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of New Mexico. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 6 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 12 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 15 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of New York. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 5 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 15 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 26 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of North Carolina. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined one Combined Statistical Area (CSA),[1] three Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and five Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of North Dakota. ... Map of the 88 counties of the State of Ohio The United States Census Bureau has defined 9 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 16 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 29 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Ohio. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 2 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 4 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 17 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Oklahoma. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 2 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 6 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 13 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Oregon. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 8 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 16 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 21 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... Map of the five counties of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations The United States Census Bureau has defined one Combined Statistical Area (CSA)[1] and one Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)[2] in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 4 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 10 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 13 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of South Carolina. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined one Combined Statistical Area (CSA),[1] three Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and nine Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of South Dakota. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 6 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 10 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 20 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Tennessee. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 8 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 25 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 43 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Texas. ... Map of the 29 counties of the State of Utah The United States Census Bureau has defined one Combined Statistical Area (CSA),[1] five Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and five Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Utah. ... Map of the 14 counties of the State of Vermont The United States Census Bureau has defined one Combined Statistical Area (CSA),[1] one Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA),[2] and five Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Vermont. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 2 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 11 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 4 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 1 Combined Statistical Area (CSA),[1] 12 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 9 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Washington. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined three Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] ten Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and six Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of West Virginia. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 8 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 15 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 13 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Wisconsin. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined two Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)[1] and seven Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[2] in the State of Wyoming. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined three Combined Statistical Area (CSA),[1] eight Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and five Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. ... 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  1. ^ Official USPS Abbreviations (HTML). United States Postal Service (1998). Retrieved on 2007-02-26.
  2. ^ Table 1: Annual Estimates of the Population for the United States and States, and for Puerto Rico: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (CSV). 2006 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division (2006-12-22). Retrieved on 2007-07-01.
  3. ^ Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (HTML). 2006 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division (2007-06-28). Retrieved on 2007-07-01.
  4. ^ The Hartford-West Hartford-Willimantic Combined Statistical Area is the most populous metropolitan area in Connecticut.
  5. ^ The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area is the most populous metropolitan area in Florida.
  6. ^ The United States Census Bureau estimates that, from 2005-07-01, to 2006-07-01, the population of New Orleans dropped from 452,170 to 223,388, while the population of Baton Rouge rose from 221,148 to 229,553. The population of New Orleans has recovered significantly since. The New Orleans metropolitan area remains the most populous metropolitan region of Louisiana.
  7. ^ Baltimore City and the 12 Maryland counties of the Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Combined Statistical Area form the most populous metropolitan region in Maryland.
  8. ^ The City of Saint Louis and the 8 Missouri counties of the St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington Combined Statistical Area form the most populous metropolitan region in Missouri.
  9. ^ The 5 southeastern New Hampshire counties of the Boston-Worcester-Manchester Combined Statistical Area form the most populous metropolitan region in New Hampshire.
  10. ^ The 13 northern New Jersey counties of the New York-Newark-Bridgeport Combined Statistical Area form the most populous metropolitan region in New Jersey.
  11. ^ The Cleveland-Akron-Elyria Combined Statistical Area is the most populous metropolitan area in Ohio.
  12. ^ The Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Combined Statistical Area is the most populous metropolitan area in South Carolina.
  13. ^ The Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Columbia Combined Statistical Area is the most populous metropolitan area in Tennessee.
  14. ^ The Dallas-Fort Worth Combined Statistical Area is the most populous metropolitan area in Texas.
  15. ^ The 10 Virginia counties and 6 Virginia cities of the Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Combined Statistical Area form the most populous metropolitan region in Virginia.
  16. ^ Origins of Hawaii's Names. Retrieved on 2007-02-24.


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The Miami Urbanized Area stretches along the Atlantic Coast for most of the length of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Area, but is confined to a relatively narrow area between the coast and the Everglades. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... NOLA redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Authentic Louisiana at every turn Location of Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Coordinates: , Country United States State Louisiana Parish East Baton Rouge Parish Founded 1699 Incorporated 16 January 1817 Government  - Mayor Melvin Kip Holden (D) Area  - City  79. ... The New Orleans Metropolitan Area, consisting of the Greater New Orleans region and three addtional parishes which share the perimeter of Lake Ponchartrain, is the largest metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Louisiana, centered around the city of New Orleans. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... The official OMB-designated Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV Combined Statistical Area, based on the 2000 Census. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Greater St. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,350 sq mi (24,217 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 4. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Greater Boston is the area of Massachusetts closely surrounding Boston. ... “NJ” redirects here. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... The New York metropolitan area is the most populous in the United States and the fourth most populous in the world (after Tokyo, Seoul, and Mexico City). ... NASA image of Greater Cleveland and Lake Erie Greater Cleveland is a nickname for the metropolitan area surrounding Cleveland in Ohio. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... For other places with the same name, see Greenville. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude... 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